50th Anniversary of the Signing of Kentucky’s Civil Rights Act
By: admin - 27 January 2016 - 0 Comments

On January 27, 1966 Kentucky’s Governor Edward T. Breathitt signed into law the Kentucky Civil Rights Act, the first of its kind passed by a southern state.  Martin Luther King Jr. described Kentucky’s Civil [...]

The Wisdom Project: Nunn Center Launches Oral History Podcast
By: admin - 21 October 2015 - 0 Comments

In celebration of Kentucky Oral History Day on October 21, 2015, the Nunn Center is announcing the release of  The Wisdom Project, a podcast featuring stories drawn from interviews and projects from the Nunn Center’s extensive collection of [...]

Don Ritchie on the History of the Oral History Association
By: admin - 12 October 2015 - 0 Comments

It is a rare opportunity in life when you get the chance to interview someone who has profoundly changed and shaped your professional practice.  Last month, I interviewed Donald A. Ritchie, Senate Historian Emeritus, about [...]

45th anniversary of Kent State protests at UK
By: admin - 04 May 2015 - 0 Comments

On May 5, 1970, students of the University of Kentucky reacted to the shootings that occurred the day before at Kent State University.  Student protests occurred around the University of Kentucky throughout the day [...]